Match Preview

 

Fri 23 Sep 16

EFL Two

Globe Arena

Saturday 24th September 2016

3pm


Click here to watch Dermot Drummy preview the game in Lancashire.

 

Opposition Dugout:


Morecambe’s strong start to the 2016/17 season saw manager Jim Bentley pick up the Manager of the Month award for August.

 

After losing their opening day game 2-0 to Grimsby Town, they picked up three wins in a week over Blackpool, Portsmouth and Yeovil. It was a run of form that left them at the top of the table at a time when Crawley were in second place, just one point behind Jim Bentley’s men.

 

Since then, wins at Accrington Stanley and Cambridge United have come either side of three successive losses in EFL Two.

 

Before Saturday’s game, the side find themselves in fourth position on 13 points.

 

Shrimper to Watch:


Midfielder Kevin Ellison has three league goals from seven matches so far this term. The experienced striker has been with the club since 2011 and has scored 64 goals for the side during that time.


Last Time We Met:

 

The Reds last faced Morecambe in March this year, where the sides played out a 1-1 draw in RH11. Former Crawley loanee Shaun Miller had given the visiting side the lead, before a late Matt Harrold equaliser secured a point for the Reds.

 

The previous encounter between the two teams saw the Lancashire side defeat Mark Yates’ men 3-1 last October. Rhys Murphy was on the scoresheet that day but his strike wasn’t enough to earn the Reds anything from their trip north.


Did you know:


The Reds have never beaten Morecambe in the Football League – the sides have met four times before.

 

Match Officials:


Christopher Sarginson will be in charge for the contest – he has taken charge of five games involving the Reds in the past.

 

Full details on all of those matches, and his assistant for Saturday’s game can be found here.


Ticket News:

 

Reds fans will be in sections A & B of the main stand at the Globe Arena (unreserved seating).

 

Reds fans can pay on the turnstile or buy tickets from the Box Office at Morecambe.

 

Prices: Adults £21, Concessions (Over-65s, Students with NUS ID) £17, Under-19s £6, Under-14s Up to three free with a paying adult or concession.

 

Carer tickets are free for disabled supporters.

 

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Match Odds:

 

Morecambe - 6/5

Draw - 5/2

Crawley Town - 21/10

 

Last time out the Reds triumphed 2-0 against Luton – it’s 16/1 for the same scoreline on Saturday.

 

Follow it live:

 

Fans will be able to follow all the action across our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat.

 

Reds Player HD subscribers will be able to enjoy full uninterrupted commentary of the game with John Barnett and Tom Allman.

 

 

Post-match video reaction from the Head Coach and players will also be available on YouTube and Reds Player HD.